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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 16th Mar 12 at 12:06 AM
    Please forgive the corny thread title inspired by The Who, but this post on the bloated 'how do I make the most of it' thread prompted me to initiate a new one...
    Hi Everyone,
    I haven't been here for a while, and am interested to see discussion of how much is being generated, rather than what to do with it.
    Originally posted by old grouser
    Well, there was yet another misty and bleak start in North Notts today (Thursday), but my SSW 3.92 kWp system was generating around 3kW for just a few minutes between 12.15 and 13.00, but enough to get the immersion heater hot enough for a shower. It seems to drop below that figure before it reaches 13.55 (optimum orientation). Final figure was just over 14kWh.

    BTW, there was an item about solar generation in Germany on the radio today; you can stream it here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01d2rvn/PM_15_03_2012/
    Just click on the speaker symbol on the left, then drag the time cursor at the bottom to 25mins 30 secs then release.
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 19-12-2012 at 7:01 PM.
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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 5th Feb 18, 7:52 PM
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    legoman62
    1 full "O" here today
    Best day this year
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 5th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    1 full "O" here today
    Best day this year
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Really?
    I've had several days that equate to at least 1½ of your 'Os', and that's with only a 22.5° pitch.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Feb 18, 9:04 PM
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    Merlin139
    parC day!

    0.76 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 5th Feb 18, 10:50 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    parC day!
    0.76 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Better here...A unO + .96 O's...
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 6th Feb 18, 7:42 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Best day of the year, 1.58 O's. WNW 1/4 of ESE, so still not 'woken up' yet this year, takes till about Mch. Free heat pump heating during the day yesterday (GCH burn morning and evening).

    Predicting 109%, good start to Feb.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 6th Feb 18, 12:22 PM
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    Markj1110
    1.27 O's yesterday. Best day this month, 2nd best day this year.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 6th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    legoman62
    1.325 O's here today...new best day
    Weather man says sunny day tomorrow
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 6th Feb 18, 7:46 PM
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    Merlin139
    Good till 10:15 then it went pear shaped!

    1.35 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 6th Feb 18, 9:26 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.325 O's here today...new best day
    Weather man says sunny day tomorrow
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Let's hope he's correct..A/an unO + .48 O's...
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 6th Feb 18, 11:11 PM
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    tunnel
    Just an Arfur here today in sunny snowy Derbyshire.....that's Arfur nO
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 7th Feb 18, 1:18 PM
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    Markj1110
    1.01 O's yesterday.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 7th Feb 18, 4:35 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Nearly got my first Bond, but not quite ... 1.81 Os.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 7th Feb 18, 4:52 PM
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    EricMears
    It's been (strictly speaking still is since currently generating 7W) a great day here.

    11.52 kWh (or for O-lovers 2.88 of them) which should be worth around £6 making it by far the best day this year. Only regret is that I've been out most of say so couldn't use much of it.
    N Derbyshire.
    4kwp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 7th Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    Merlin139
    Mint morning with peak midday production of 2.776 KW.

    Best day of the Year and Month!

    Typhoo and 0.74 O's

    Twas expecting a Wink but the clouds a did bubble up around 13:30
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 7th Feb 18, 5:25 PM
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    Markj1110
    Thats better!! 2.20 O's today, a BOND. Best day since 27th October 2017.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 7th Feb 18, 6:18 PM
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    tunnel
    Look away Mart....lol.....my SSW hit a nice 3.6 O's today, even my WNW contributed nearly a full O. Combined 14.5kWh(just under 2.25 O's)
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 7th Feb 18, 7:20 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Sun just starting peeping over the top of the mountain at midday today.

    Not as good as the rest of you, but still quite happy, at this time of year, with just over 0.75 O's each day for the last couple of days.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30° pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Feb 18, 7:32 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A bit more shipshape here today...Dau + .naw chwech O's.......
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Feb 18, 7:32 PM
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    legoman62
    1.325 O's here today...new best day
    Weather man says sunny day tomorrow
    Originally posted by legoman62
    He was right! 1.9 O's today...another new best day
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Crowmann
    • By Crowmann 8th Feb 18, 7:45 AM
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    Crowmann
    Best day of the year - 17.9Kwh's with 13.6 diverted via the iBoost.
    4.2 kw - 16 265w panels South facing, 45 degrees, West Norfolk.
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